5 speakers 15 minutes each
Dilys Williams FRSA is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a University of the Arts Research Centre, which she established in 2008, supported by London College of Fashion. Her work contributes to the study of fashion as a life well lived within ecological boundaries and practices of human equity. She has extensive experience as a lead womenswear designer with international collections for Katharine Hamnett, Liberty and Whistles as well as an internationally recognized teaching and research portfolio. She advises business and government and has published widely on fashion and sustainability in academic journals and books. Her research projects examine academic-industry exchange, and the cultural and social role of fashion in healthy cities. In 2015 she was named in the Evening Standard’s London’s Progress 1000 list and she has also served on the judging panel of the Observer Ethical Awards.